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Netflix Higher After Barclays Upgrade to 'Equal Weight'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:06am
Shares of Netflix Inc rose modestly in premarket trading on Friday after Barclays upgraded the online movie renter to "equal weight" from "underweight," citing the benefit of overseas expansion.
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Report: Alibaba to Close IPO Book Early

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:45am
Alibaba reportedly plans to close its IPO book early after getting enough orders to sell all shares in the record-breaking offering.
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Sprint Ditches Contracts For IPhone 6

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:39am
Sprint for the first time ever will give customers looking to buy the new iPhone an exclusive no-contract plan.
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Import Prices Fall Most Since November Amid Oil Swoon

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:36am
Prices for imported goods slumped by the widest margin in nine months as falling oil prices countered rising food prices. 
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Retail Sales Rise, Match Expectations in August

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:34am
Sales across U.S. retailers rose in August, which should ease concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for solid 3Q growth.
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Fall Means it's Time to Hit the (Tax) Books

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:30am
Fall is the perfect time to plan your approach to tax forms you won't file until next April. By using the next four months strategically, you may be able to reduce the amount you owe.
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U.S. Import Price Index Down 0.9% In August

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:30am
The prices paid for goods imported into the U.S. declined by 0.9% in August, the biggest drop since last November, led lower by fuel prices, the Labor Department reported Friday.
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Retail Sales Show Strength In August

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:30am
Sales at U.S. retailers rose in August by the largest amount since April, raising confidence in the economic outlook for the second half of the year.
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Dollar Soars on U.S. Rate Hike Speculation

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:24am
The dollar was on track for its longest win streak in 17 years as investors bet the Fed would raise interest rates in 2015.
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Activist investor Starboard has 300 slides of advice for Darden - WSJ

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:59am
The activist investor is continuing to put pressure on Darden, suggesting a plan to boost the Olive Garden owner's value.
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Darden Says Aspects Of Starboard's Transformation Plan Already Being Implemented

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:59am
Darden Restaurants said it will review the operational plan proposed by Starboard Value, one of the restaurant operator's largest shareholders, but it believes many of the plan's strategies are already being implemented.
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U.S. Stock-Index Futures Flat as Consumer Data Takes Spotlight

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:46am
U.S. equity futures were flat ahead of monthly retail sales data that could show improved consumer sentiment in the world's largest economy.
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Darden Restaurants Shareholder Detail Plan To Boost Share Price

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:32am
Darden Restaurants' second-largest shareholder, Starboard Value, detailed its transformation plan for the restaurant chain operator that could boost the share price to $67 to $86, or 39% to 78% above Thursday's closing price of $48.29.
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Darden Restaurants Beats Profit, Sales Forecasts

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:15am
Darden Restaurants reported a fiscal first-quarter adjusted profit, which excluded non-recurring items, of 32 cents a share, exceeding the FactSet consensus analyst estimate of 31 cents a share.
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Australia Raises Terror-threat Level, Indicating Attack Likely

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:34am
Australia raised its terrorist-threat level to "high," the second-highest setting, indicating that an attack is likely in the near future.
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Bank Of Korea Holds Rates Steady; Next Move Unclear

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:30am
The Bank of Korea held its policy interest rate at 2.25% on Friday, as widely expected after it cut the benchmark by a quarter-point at its previous meeting.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:24pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) flat ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.4% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.4% Taipei (Taiex) down 0.7% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Hong Kong Stocks Head Lower For Sixth Day

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:18pm
Hong Kong stocks looked poised to fall on Friday for a six day in a row, with the Hang Seng Index declining 0.7%.
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Australia Stocks Retreat, With Financials Weak

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:49pm
Australian stocks headed lower in early Friday trading, with financials weak and miners mixed, to put the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.3%, on top of a 0.5% loss the previous session.
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Japan Stocks Creep Higher, With Sony, Softbank Rising

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:26pm
Japanese stocks opened lower but quickly swung to gains Friday morning, as shares proved irresistable in the face of a fresh post-financial-crisis low for the yen's value against the dollar .
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